Friday, April 3, 2009

The Gamila Teastick


Gamila Original Teastick

If you are anything like my mom, and will only drink loose tea, then this product is for you. She hates tea bags, and avoids them for many reasons: taste isn't as good, glue adhesive in the tea bags, messy...etc, etc, etc.

She brings a teapot to work every day to make tea, but it is a hassle because she has to bring it home every night to clean.

I saw this teastick in San Diego and thought it was perfect for her. The teastick concept is simple:

1. Scoop it

Teastick - scoop

2. Slide it

Teastick - slide

3. Steep it

Teastick - Steep

It works great, and it is easy to clean. This teastick is even dish washer safe.

Now my mom can make and enjoy her tea one cup at a time...and in style! (Wow, I sound like an infomercial, don't I?). The teastick is best for small to medium whole tea leaves. Tea that is too fine may seep through the holes of the teastick.

I found mine at the San Diego Museum of Art, but you can also buy it on the Gamila website.

Gamila Teastick

In my next post, I'll show you where I got my beautiful tea.

Brewed Tea on Foodista


Horseplayer said...

This teastick looks great and I want to get one. I read on the internet that it compresses the leaves and prevents adequate brewing. Did you mom notice any difference from using a tea pot?

nooschi said...

My mom hasn't complained about it yet. It does say on the Gamila website not to pack the stick with too much tea because it needs room to unfurl. I tried the teastick once and my tea had great flavor.

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K said...

I have one of these, too, and love it! Well, I actually have their other model, the Teastick "Gem" in orange. Which, if you're worried about small leaves getting through the holes, is even better because it has a very, tiny, mesh strainer. Have to love tea, all the time, anytime.

laura said...

I am a loose tea freak also but when I am on the road, I use the japanese tea bags that you fill yourself, fold over and steep. They are crazy cheap at most japanese/chinese markets and don't allow ANY little bits to go through.

nooschi said...

Checked out and I like the concept.

Thanks for that tip. I never thought twice about the design of the Gem until now. The original tea stick hasn't been a problem, but it does release loose bits. Luckily, it doesn't bother me at all.

Those Japanese tea bags look neat. I'd never heard of them until now. Thanks for sharing that.

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